At least 36 people rescued after ship sinks off Yemen; more than 20 still missing

A ship carrying more than 60 people capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Yemen, but authorities said Wednesday at least 36 people had been rescued and the search for survivors was ongoing.  

The ship set sail Saturday from Al Mukalla, the coastal capital of Hadramout Province in southern Yemen, bound for the remote Arabian Sea island of Socotra. But soon after departing, the ship lost contact with authorities, according to Fahd Kafayen, Yemen’s minister of fisheries and a Socotra native. Officials said the ship disappeared about 25 miles from Socotra.

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